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"she Hon. James Brudenell.

Tho. Pelham, Esq;

John Morley Trevor, Esq;

Nathaniel Gonld, Esq;

Francis Chamberlayn, Esq;

The Hon. Spencer Compton.

Lord Thomond.

Lord Lumley.

Daniel Will son, Esq;

Sir Richard Sandford, Bar.

John London, Esq;

Tho. Pit, Jun. Esq;

John Eyres, Esq;

Reynolds Calthrop, Esq;

Edward All), Esq;

Price Acourt, Esq;

John Eyles, Esq;

Sir John Rushout, Bar.

Joseph Addison, Esq;

Sir Tho. Read, Bar.

Tho. Pit, Sen. Esq;

Tho. Wylde, Esq;

John Rudge, Esq;

Sir William Robinson, Bar.

Sir William St.Quintin, Bar.

Sir Charles Hotham.

Tho. Yorke, Esq;

William Pulteney, Esq;

Hugh Cholmley, Esq;

Edmund Dunch, Esq;

William Strickland, Esq;

Thomas Frankland, Esq;

Ralph Bell, Esq;

Henry Prater, Esq;

Leonard Smelt, Esq;

Archibald Hutchinson, Esq;

Philip Papillon, Esq;
The Hon. Edw. Watson.
Sir Robert Furnace, Bar.
Sir John Norris, Kt.
Philip Gibbon, Esq;
George Doddington, Esq;
Robert Bristow, Esq;
George Nayler, Esq;
Thomas Jones, Esq;
John Montgomery, Esq;
Sir James Campbell, Bar.
George Baylie, Esq;
Colonel John Campbell.
Charles Oliphant, Esq;
Sir William Johnstowne, Bar.
Sir James Stewart, Bar.

Alexander Grant, Esq;

William Steward, Esq;

Sir John Anstruther, Bar.

Henry Cunningham, Esq;

John Middleton, Esq;

John Cockburne, Esq;

Sir David Dalrymple, Bar.

John Steward, Esq;

Sir James Carmichael, Bar.

Tho. Smith, Esq;

Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bar.

Robert Monro, Esq;

Lord Fynch was unfortunatelyjhut out at the Division; but the noble Part he ailed in the Debate will ever be remembred to his Honour.

N. B. The Honourable John Campbell, and William Thompson of Scarborough,Efq; were Omitted in the former Edition of this Book..

h 4 Ms, Mr. STEEL E's


IHave waited with much Patience during the Session of Parliament, without offering at any Thing in my Justification against the Sentence which passed upon me on the 18th of March last past; which Sentence, and the Motives to it, are express'd in the two following Resolutions.


that a Printed Pamphlet, intituled, The Englishman, being the Close of the Paper so called; and one other Pamphlet, intituled, The C R I SIS, written by Richard Steele, Esq; a Member of this Houje; are scandalous and seditious Libels, containing many Expressions highly reflecting upon Her Majesty, and upon the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and ZJniverjities of this Kingdom, malicioujly insinuating, that the Protestant Succession in the House of Hanover is in Danger under Her Majesty's Administration, and tending to alienate the jiffictions of Her Majesty's good Subjects, and to create Jealousies and Divisions among them.

Resolved, Resolved,

That R ichard Steele, Esqutre, for his Offence in Writing and Publifiiing the said scandalous and seditious Libels, be expels d this House.

I hoped every Day, during the Sefliorii to have heard other Writers called to an Account for their Errors as well as my self, especially those who had provoked me to say what gave so much Offence. In that Case I might perhaps have heard something allcdg'd, that would have made it appear necessary in the Representative of the People, to censure as well those who are imprudently zealous for them, as those who are against them. But since they have punished only me, who, if I am guilty at all,am guilty onjy of too forward Zeal in a good Cause; I say, since the Commons, to shew their Impartiality,have-thought fit to distinguish only the Crimes of one of their own Members, by taking from him both his good Name and Seat in Parliament, while all other Writers pass unmentioned.; that Member thinks himself at Liberty to do what he can to weaken the Force of that Censure, by a Narrative of all that pasi'd in their House relating to himself, as well as he can recollect it. .

If the Reader will allow me the Liberty of speaking of my self sometimes as a third Person, to avoid the Word I, (which often repeated, even in a Justification, has an Offence in it^ I will tell the Story very honestly.

It fllay, perhaps, appear undutiful to argue against what was acted by the Representative of one's Country: But in order to keep us within such Bounds, it is expedient, on their Side, L s * *» to have a due Regard to the Lives and Honours of those whom they call before 'em, and not to expect that, when they have laid the heaviest Weight which they are able upon an Offender, he will be intimidated from disputing the Justice of their Sentence by the Terrors of their future Displeasure, which can have in Store nothing so terrible as what is already inflicted. The Resolution against Mr. Steele carries in it all the Insamy that can bejoined to the Name of a Gentleman, and they have certainly made him desperate and regardless of what farther they can determine to his Disadvantage.

in inflicting Punishments, especially where the Penalty is not prescribed, there should be always a Regard had to the Person who is to suffer; and whatever Sense any Body of Men may have os Good and Evil, they should still suppose there are some Men who prefer their Integrity to al! other Considerations, not excepting those of Riches and Power. '" Honour is the true Essence of a Man, and consists in the Consciousness of Innocence 3iid Honesty. This, indeed, cannot be taken from him by the Outrage of Multitudes, or the Abuse of Power. But though such a Sense of Reproach is to be the private Rule of a Man's Conduct, and will certainly prove the best Support under all Disappointments and Adversities, it is too abstracted a Notion to carry him through the Business of the World, without having a due Regard to Reputation and Fame. A Man's Reputation is the Dress of his Honour, and though tearing a Man's Cloaths cannot hurt his Life or his Limbs, yet if he'll al• low

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